Watch the this project from start to finish - on BBC 1's To Build or Not to Build.
This house is based upon the Pearmain concept (that was first seen 10 years ago on Grand Designs - which starts a new series tonight) but with many bespoke additions, alterations and specifications. The TV crew followed the brave couple on their self build adventure and I cannot wait to see the programme.
The family are very lovely and I wish them a million happy memories in their fabulous new oak framed house. Here are the photos..........
These pics were taken a matter of weeks after they moved in - I think it looks very established and mature already
The house is super insulated (as are all Border Oak houses) with passive solar design and solar panels and an air source heat pump
The garage has a large room above and is three bays deep - more a barn than a garage
how good is this space? light, spacious, unexpected but cosy.
Another Clearview Stove in a Border Oak house - some partnerships really do endure!
From the kitchen looking through to the 'garden room'. I like the mixture of oak framing throughout this house - more than a usual Pearmain but not so much that it overwhelms.
Looking back towards the kitchen
and into the utility room
The hallway - lovely to see a different approach to the interior with painted woodwork and a mixture of striped carpet and chequerboard tiles. Self Build should always reflect the owners personality.
There is a full exposed oak frame in the sitting room which has lovely ochre yellow paint.
And there is a ground floor bedroom and bathroom so the house has true longevity and flexibility
the rood lights make a huge difference to the landing space
And all the bedrooms have large fitted storage areas
with glamourous bathrooms!
I hope you enjoy the TV show - this will also be a case study on the new website in a few days time. Speaking of which, what do you all think of the new site? be kind................